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Eco Print Scarves or Cushion Covers


Eco Print Scarf or Cushion Cover with Joelle Harris

We hope that Joelle will be back next year to run this popular workshop; please e.mail if you're interested and we'll let you know once we have a date.

Joelle specialises in Eco Printing and dyeing, she'll be returning to teach us how to Shibori dye with Indigo and homegrown woad in September.

Eco-Print, is the environmentally friendly way to create prints on fabric, using flowers and leaves, Joelle will show you how to achieve these beautiful prints and you will go home with printed samples on linen, cotton and silk. For your final project you can choose between a beautiful fair-trade silk scarf or a cushion cover. Alternatively you could create your designs on wool and join me for a follow up felting session to transform them in to unique works of nature inspired art.

The £55 price includes all materials, refreshments and a simple home cooked veggie lunch.

This is a lovely technique that you can carry on with at home with very little equipment once you have learnt the basic principles.

Here's a bit about Joelle:

Joelle recently graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Textiles from Hull School of Art and Design. She now lives in North Lincolnshire where you will often find her wandering in the lanes collecting fallen leaves, gaining inspiration for her next project and rummaging in local charity shops in search of beautiful fabrics.

She explores and enjoys how diverse processes such as dye, print and hand stitch sit together in surprising ways.

Protecting the natural environment is a major concern for Joelle, she explores ways to challenge the paradigm of industrial fashion and the use of dyes and chemicals that pollute rivers, by experimenting with dyes made from locally available materials with the aim of creating beautiful useful and wearable textiles.

She also writes a blog: The Eco Wardrobe Warrior about sustainability is-sues, capsule wardrobes and sharing her upcycled clothing projects.